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Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Margaret Oldroyd

184 pages, no illustrations

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Hardback | Feb 2004 | #153369 | ISBN: 1856044785
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NHBS Price: £66.99 $82/€75 approx

About this book

A manual of ideas and recommendations especially for those charged with the management of academic libraries concerning human resources issues. Collecting essays from a variety of learned and experienced authors, Developing Success looks to learn from experience and provide solid strategies for the future, especially in the modern day and age with an increasing prevalence of digital technology. Essays presented include "Life learning at work: staff development for the flexible workforce", "Delivering staff development using a virtual learning environment", "Rethinking professional competence for the networked environment", and much more.

'Like its predecessor it will be an essential item on academic library managers' bookshelves, and deserves wider reading given the excellent record of academic libraries in staff development activity and thought.' [Ariadne] 'On the rear cover the publisher declares 'this book is essential reading for all current and future academic library managers as well as institutional managers and staff developers' - it certainly is.' [Education Libraries Journal]


With contributions drawn from leading practitioners, it reviews current practice and discusses * Continuing professional development * Staff appraisal and development * The quality framework * The learning framework * The context of convergence * Staff development for library assistants and subject librarians * Staff development for heads of service.

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Margaret Oldroyd BA MLib MCLIP is Staff and Quality Development Manager for the Department of Library Services at De Montfort University. She leads the first direct claim Information and Library Services NVQ Centre in a university library and is a qualified assessor and internal verifier. She is Chair of the CILIP Chartership Board and is actively involved in the current review of the criteria for entry to Chartered membership and Fellowship. Margaret is a member of the SCONUL Advisory Committee on Staffing for which she has led a group that has produced a strategy for the development of senior library managers, especially in relation to management and leadership skills. She edited the successful Staff Development in Academic Libraries (Library Association Publishing, 1996). The contributors Moira Bent University of Newcastle upon Tyne Sheila Corrall University of Sheffield Philippa Dolphin Birkbeck College, University of London Biddy Fisher Sheffield Hallam University Sally Neocosmos University of York Patrick Noon Coventry University Margaret Oldroyd De Montfort University Chris Powis University College Northampton Margaret Weaver St Martin's College Jo Webb De Montfort University Sue White University of Huddersfield.

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